Why is a pre-emergent lawn application important for Gainesville lawns?

It's not a question of if you need a preemergent weed control in Gainesville, Florida ; for homeowners in North Florida, it’s simply a matter of when. After all, it’s hard to be proud of a lawn that is full of weeds, such as crabgrass, torpedograss, Poa, ground ivy, or dollarweed.

Ideally, you would stop difficult weeds before they even appear, but preemergent weed control is merely one part of a quality lawn weed control program. Your local lawn application specialists know that it takes a mix of proper fertization, watering, and weed control practices in order to help guarantee a weed-free lawn.

Dealing with difficult-to-control weeds

Weeds that we consider difficult to control tend to need ongoing visits or tailored strategies for successful lawn weed control. These sorts of weeds can be either annual or perennial, and cause problems for different reasons. However, a quality pre-emergent weed control program helps eradicate these weed before they get a stranglehold of your lawn.

When to apply preemergent weed control

Preemergent weed control uses products that are designed to work before the seeds germinate in early spring. For difficult annual weeds, multiple applications may be required—first at the start of the spring and then at carefully timed intervals as secondary flushes of germination come on as the seasons progress. Our program includes 3 seperate pre-emergent application intervals for most clients, unless their tailored program for their lawn's needs vary. That is the general rule for our Gainesville lawn health program.

Preemergents can be used effectively as precursors to other weed control strategies that take over once germination is complete. A tailored solution can be used to target existing weeds through area or zone treatment with low volume spray equipment. This can control difficult weeds successfully when applied in the right mixture at the right intervals, usually before the weed in question has produced flowers or seed heads.

A tailored approach to lawn weed control

Masters offers a range of services to meet your lawn’s individual needs. The Traditional Lawn Plan, for instance, includes preemergent weed control that targets a variety of annual and broadleaf weeds in a manner that is safe for both families and pets. It also provides essential nutrients your lawn needs to grow thick and lush, leaving little room for competing weeds to grow.

Trust a Master's licensed and certified lawn specialist to determine everything about your lawn, including which types of weeds pose a threat to your turfgrass. When you sign up for a Lawn treatment plan, your specialist will conduct a Lawn Analysis partnering with UF for the soil test and further tailor a plan that addresses your lawn’s specific needs—including fertilization, preemergent, targeted weed control and other services. Your specialist’s work doesn’t stop there; for as long as your plan is in place, they will return to your property as many times as needed to ensure your satisfaction. That is what The Master's Lawn Care is all about—ensuring you have a lawn you’ll love coming home to.

To learn more about Gainesville lawn weed control or the other services The Master's offers, fill out the form above or call (352) 378-LAWN. 

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